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Britain at War: Famous British Battles from Hastings to Normandy, 1066-1944

3.5 of 5 stars 3.50  ·  rating details  ·  2 ratings  ·  1 review
An enormously respected author writing on a perennially popular subject. A Fascinating journey through time to visit Britain's battlefields, recreating their bloody atmosphere.

"When it comes to military history... Richard Holmes is in a league of his own". So wrote London's The Daily Telegraph, and here we have that renowned military historian writing on a perennially popu...more
Hardcover, 447 pages
Published May 14th 2004 by Hylas Publishing (first published 2004)
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John
Mmmm... not all of these battles even mentioned... let alone covered.


Creçy
Agincourt
Spanish Armada
Blenheim
Bunker Hill
Culloden
Saratoga
Monmouth
Yorktown
Waterloo
Balaclava
Sevastopol
Isandlwana
Rorke's Drift
Battle of Spion Kop
Bannockburn
Siege of Mafeking
Bosworth
Flodden
Edgehill
Marston Moor
Naseby
Worcester
Sedgemoor
Trafalgar
Arras
Vimy Ridge
Passchendaele
Cambrai
Gallipoli
Dunkirk
El Alamein

The book was only a review, in fairness.... I quite like Richard Holmes... but this selection is reall...more
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Richard Holmes was Professor of Military and Security Studies at Cranfield University and the Royal Military College of Science. He was educated at Cambridge, Northern Illinois, and Reading Universities, and carried out his doctoral research on the French army of the Second...more
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